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Lt. Colonel George Krom, Jail Administrator

 

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  1. CONTACT and NON CONTACT visits are conducted each week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.  There are no visits on Mondays, Saturdays or holidays.  (The facility adheres to the County of Dutchess holiday schedule).

  2. Each inmate is permitted two (2), one-hour (60-minute) contact visits per week.  (TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY).  

  3. Each inmate is allowed up to 1 adult and two children or 2 adult visitors..

  4. Visits will be scheduled on a "Walk In" basis based on availability.  "Walk In" is defined as upon arrival you will be signed in for the contact/booth visit, once both the visitor and inmate arrive at the visit the one hour session will begin.

    MORNING SESSIONS      AFTERNOON SESSIONS
    8:30 am – 10:50 am          12:20 pm – 2:50 pm

  5. Visitors MUST

    1. Visitors must arrive at the facility no later then 9:45AM for the morning session and 1:45PM for the afternoon session in order to ensure both the visitor and the inmate receive one full hour. Visitors arriving later than 9:45AM or 1:45PM may be denied their visit 

    2. Visitors must walk through and successfully clear an electronic metal scanner, wearing all clothing (to include shoes) without the scanner sounding its alarm.

      NOTE: VISITORS WHO FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE SCANNING PROCESS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE CONTACT VISIT ROOM OR THE BOOTH VISIT ROOM.
  6. It is strongly recommended visitors do not wear "bib" style jeans, button fly jeans, underwire bras or shoes containing metal supports.  These items cause the electronic scanner to sound its alarm and will result in a denial of access to the contact visit room.  Sneakers are highly recommended, as shoes often fail to pass the metal detector.  Items not allowed in the visit room include, but are not limited to; plastic/metal barrettes, hooded clothing and jewelry (with the exception of a wedding band or religious jewelry).

  7. Visitors will not be permitted to wear ripped clothing, orange clothing, or tank tops.

  8. Visitors must wear clothing that is size appropriate.  Example if your size in clothing is a small you will not be permitted to enter the visit room in large clothing. 

  9. Visitors will not be permitted to enter the visit room in layered clothing.

  10. Visitors with medical appliance passes need to submit proof from a doctor confirming said appliance.  The medical appliance must state their inability to pass through the metal detector.  These visitors will be hand scanned before being admitted to a visit.

  11. Personal property for inmates can only be brought to the facility on Mondays from 8:30AM-10:30AM/12:30PM-2:30PM.  Guidance concerning those personal property items which will be accepted are:

    1. SNEAKERS ARE THE ONLY FOOTWEAR ACCEPTED INTO THE FACILITY.  ALL SNEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO STAFF APPROVAL

    2. Magazines, books and newspapers will no longer be accepted through visits.  Religious scriptures such as the Bible, Koran etc., will be accepted. Personal letters and photographs must be sent through the mail.  Legal paperwork is accepted on behalf of an inmate

  12. ONLY THE FOLLOWING APPROVED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED
    1. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID CARDS WHICH INCLUDES PHOTO (US PASSPORT, US MILITARY, ETC.). 

    2. STATE ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE/NON-DRIVERS ID OR SOCIAL SERVICE CARDS.

    3. INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY THE CUSTODIAL PARENT.  THE CUSTODIAL PARENT MUST PRESENT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

    4. CHILDREN LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE PERMITTED TO VISIT UNACCOMPANIED BY THE CUSTODIAL PARENT AS LONG AS A PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND RETAINED ON FILE.

    5. **ALL FORMS OF ID MUST INCLUDE CURRENT ADDRESS (NO PO BOXES).  IF ADDRESS IS NOT ON ID CARD AN ELECTRIC, PHONE, GAS, OR CABLE BILL WITH THE PERSON'S NAME WILL SUFFICE

  13. GENERAL RULES FOR VISITORS:
    1. NO FOOD MAY BE BROUGHT INTO OR CONSUMED WITHIN THE LOBBY AREA. 

    2. CHEWING GUM AND/OR CANDY IS NOT ALLOWED IN EITHER THE CONTACT OR NON-CONTACT VISITS ROOMS.

    3. DURING THE COURSE OF A VISIT, BOTH AN INMATE AND HIS OR HER VISITOR(S) MUST REMAIN SEATED WITH BOTH FEET ON THE FLOOR.  PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT OF CHILDREN IN THEIR CHARGE.

    4. PHYSCIAL CONTACT OTHER THAN AN INITIAL HELLO/GOOD-BYE KISS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

    5. VISITORS MAY NOT BRING ANY ITEMS  INTO THE CONTACT VISIT ROOM.

    6. ANY VISITOR CAUGHT STANDING ON THE WALKWAY OR DRIVEWAY AND YELLING UP TO SOMEONE OR HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE IN A CELL WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LOSS OF HIS OR HER VISITING PRIVILEGES FOR A MINIMUM OF THIRTY (30) DAYS.

    7. SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON COUNTY PROPERTY.  ANYONE CAUGHT SMOKING ON COUNTY PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LOSS OF HIS OR HER VISITING PRIVELEGES FOR A MINIMUM OF THIRTY (30) DAYS.
  14. Violating any of the rules stated herein, posted within the main lobby, or the contact visit room, will result in the termination of a visit(s) and/or possible additional penalties.

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